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5 Common Infections in Older Adults

5 Common Infections in Older Adults

With the aging, the immune system naturally weakens and it becomes harder to fight off infections. Combine this with underlying medical conditions, and the fight becomes even more difficult. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, “Infectious diseases account for one-third of all deaths in people 65 years and older.” That is why infection … Continue reading 5 Common Infections in Older Adults

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Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. There is no way to predict how quickly or slowly the disease will progress or exactly how it will affect someone’s cognitive abilities. There is no way to prevent Alzheimer’s, and there is currently no cure, so one of the best things you can … Continue reading Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

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What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is an umbrella term that encompasses several progressive lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In 2018, nearly 15.7 million Americans were living with COPD, but there are millions more who have gone undiagnosed. It commonly affects individuals aged 65 and older and can negatively impact quality of … Continue reading What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

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Breast Cancer and Seniors: What You Need to Know

Breast Cancer and Seniors: What You Need to Know

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while a lot of attention is given to the importance of early detection and women getting mammograms beginning at age 40, there is less emphasis on older adults. In reality, this population is at increased risk and should continue to be vigilant about breast health. According to the … Continue reading Breast Cancer and Seniors: What You Need to Know

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Independence Among Seniors

Independence Among Seniors

Nothing beats the comforts of home, so it is not surprising that an AARP survey revealed that approximately 90% of American seniors wish to stay in their own home for as long as possible. Aging in place offers a wealth of benefits, such as: Familiarity: Seniors are intimately familiar with the layout and organization of … Continue reading Independence Among Seniors

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